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An expert has said a Bournemouth cliff may need to be made less steep after a landslip demolished a toilet block and damaged a Victorian funicular railway.

2016-04-28


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The earthquakes that struck Nepal in 2015 were a social, economic and cultural catastrophe. In the face of such devastation, relief and recovery become a global concern.

2016-04-25


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Last week, in less than four days, the world had three earthquakes at 7.0 magnitude or more. One in Myanmar caused two deaths; in Japan, there were 40; and in Ecuador, there have been 350 killed and still counting.

2016-04-22


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As it pursues independence, Greenland seeks to develop its economy without ruining one of Earth's last pristine places.

2016-04-20


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Sign up ORGANISERS of the Lyme Regis Fossil Festival hope visitors will keep returning to the Jurassic Coast after being "inspired" at this year's event.

2016-04-20


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Planning applications have been submitted to rebuild an historic A-listed house in Glasgow’s west end.

2016-04-14


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Sixty-six million years ago, an asteroid struck Earth, resulting in a massive environmental disaster and killing many species including the dinosaurs. With great force, the impact of the asteroid left the planet with a huge scar, the Chicxulub Crater. Scientists will drill into the crater to better understand how this asteroid killed the dinosaurs.

2016-04-12


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A Scottish research partnership said yesterday it had taken the biggest cut of a £4million fund created to help lower emissions in the UK.

2016-04-06


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The British Geological Society (BGS) has been selected by the Department of Economic Development as hydrocarbon technical advisors for the continued development of the Offshore Energy Strategy.

2016-04-04


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The BGS in Scotland has moved to its new base at the Lyell Centre, on the Heriot-Watt University campus in Edinburgh. Two major new buildings provide large open-plan offices for staff, a major new marine operations and engineering facility, a home for the national collection of Scottish rocks and fossils, together with laboratories and workshops to support the organization’s science programmes.

2016-03-26


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Research involving the BGS at a green energy centre at Guardbridge on the potential for ground source heat merits further investigation, a report for the Scottish Government has found.

2016-03-24


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Sinkholes have been reported all over the country over the past couple of years, from Yorkshire to Cornwall. But why do they happen and are we making them worse? Dr Anthony Cooper of the BGS helps to explain.

2016-03-24


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Dr Sally Morgan discusses how research ships around the world help answer big scientific questions about our planet

2016-03-23


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The BGS has released a wealth of information on the geology of the sea bed around the UK available to download for free. The information represents 800,000 kilometres of the geology of the UK marine environment, enough to wrap around the British Isles over 200 times or to the moon and back!

2016-03-23


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Academics warn of 'toxic time-bomb' facing Britain with sites under threat from flooding or coastal erosion

2016-03-22


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The first metal mine to open in Britain in 45 years is working with Camborne School of Mines, Plymouth University and the British Geological Survey (Eimear Deady & Simon Tapster) to help build a more accurate picture of the South West geology.

2016-03-22


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Abandoned coal mines could become a source of low carbon energy in the Wee County. Following extensive work by the British Geological Survey (BGS) across Scotland, Clackmannanshire Council and the Scottish Government are considering utilising untapped natural resources to generate geothermal energy for local homes, schools and businesses.

2016-03-19


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Geologists have embarked on a major piece of “detective work” to create a map of how Scotland looks beneath the surface. Dr Diarmad Campbell, chief geologist for Scotland at the British Geological Survey (BGS), said the aim was to make the surface of Scotland “transparent”.

2016-03-14


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Transportation operators across the UK that face significant challenges in monitoring and detecting landslides and subsidence across their networks, will be the first to benefit from a satellite-based land monitoring system developed through the European Space Agency (ESA).

2016-03-08


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University of Derby hosted an interactive debate on March 14, titled Mining: To dig or not to dig, which addressed mining in the 21st century. Andrew Bloodworth, Science Director, Minerals and Waste at BGS, argued for mining and Dr Alex Stewart, formerly Public Health England, argued against mining.

2016-03-08

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